Extremum Seeking Control: Analysis, Design And Applications

Grant number: DP0985388 | Funding period: 2009 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

Optimal control is one of the central pillars in the field of automatic control, but is prevented from use in many engineering applications due to the computational complexity and system knowledge requirements typically associated with the technique. Extremum seeking promises the performance of an optimal approach, but with the benefit of real time implementation and very relaxed requirements on the system knowledge. Through improved understanding of extremum seeking algorithms, applications from vehicle dynamics to emissions reduction to manufacturing processes will benefit with greater levels of performance and robustness.